Accession Number : ADA309687

Title :   Command and Control of Division Deep Attacks.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Tokar, Leonard G., Jr

PDF Url : ADA309687

Report Date : 14 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This monograph discusses how the division staff can become better organized and equipped for planning and controlling deep attacks, to increase mission effectiveness and speed coordination. The U.S. Army is experiencing this problem in organizing the division staff to plan and control operations involving the new long-range weapons that are organic to the division as well as those available from corps or joint headquarters. This monograph first examines how divisions conducted deep attacks during Operation Desert Storm, given the new capabilities of the enhanced-range weapons, such as the AH-64 Apache and the MLRS. It then discusses the new emphasis on deep attacks at the National Training Center and Battle Command Training Program to highlight problems in deep operations. Finally, this paper focuses on the preceding issues to argue that divisions need a standardized organizational structure to meet the requirements of planning deep attacks. The emerging doctrine gives the division commander latitude in determining how to form a Deep Operation Coordination Cell. This paper discusses the need for standardized organization and duties for a DOCC at a division.

Descriptors :   *ATTACK, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY PLANNING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, MILITARY DOCTRINE, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), MISSIONS, STANDARDIZATION, MILITARY TRAINING, BATTLES.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE